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Marathon - Regulation

1.- ORGANIZERS. DATE AND SCHEDULE.

This Marathon is promoted and organized by a comittee that comprises the Town Hall of Murcia, the Athlete Federation of Región de Murcia and the club Murcia Challenge.  The race course is set in a completely urban circuit. The race will take place on the 2nd of february, 2020 (02/02/2020), along with the Half Marathon and 10km race. Starting time will be at 9:00 pm.

 

2.- PARTICIPANTS

The race is open to any participant above the spanish legal age of 18th (born in 2002 and before), with no distinction of gender or nationality whether associated in any federation or not.

Each participant takes part in the race under their own responsibility and declare they have the physical and mental health conditions required to face the race and that they have adequately prepared for the event through training and other means.

The organization will not be liable for any responsibility due to lack of preparation or physical conditions that may end in any physical problem or injury not covered by the insurance companies.

 

3.- REGISTRATION

Registrations are open since 16th of may, 2019 and wil be closed on 24th of january, 2020 including transfer and card payments.

*NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT AFTER THIS DATE

Registrations are issued through our official site

www.edpmaratonmurcia.com

REGISTRATION FEE

  • 38€ for those who register before September the 30th, 2019.
  • 44€ for registrations between 1, October and 15, December 2019.
  • 50€ for registrations from 16, December until 24th of January  2020.

IMPORTANT NOTE

Registration is personal and non-transferable and implies complete acceptance of this REGULATION.

REFUND POLICY: No fee refund will be processed after registering..

TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP: Transfers will be allowed until the 31st of December, without the option of changing t-shirt size.

For those participants registered after 1, January, the t-shirt size chosen cannot be guaranteed.

 

4.- INSURANCE

All registered participants will be covered by a civil liability policy arising under applicable law and an accident insurance policy, arranged by the Organization to cover accidents that occur as a direct result of the development of the race, and never as a derivation of a pathology or latent defect, injury, imprudence, negligence, failure to observe the laws and the articles of the Regulation, etc., or those produced in commuting to and from the place where the race takes place.

Should the participant not possess a federal license of the RFEA (Royal Spanish Athletics Federation or license FAMU (Athletics Federation of Murcia),2 € will be added to the registration fee as a “one day license".

 

5.- CIVICS AND BEHAVIOUR

All participants must be respectful to the personnel involved in the organization such as course stewards, aid station supervisors and medical equipment, as well as with other participants and spectators. They also are committed to treating self and other´s sports equipment with respect.

Participants will try not to litter the streets with bottles or other products (envelopes gels, etc ...) They must try to throw them in the nearest containers.

Participants are not allowed to cut corners or hop on the sidewalks or similar. Racers must follow the line marked by the organization indicating the exact distance of the race. Shortening the distance may end in an immediate disqualification.

 

6.- LIABILITY

The organization will not assume any liability regarding effects or consequences arising from damage, whether personal or material, caused by participants during the race. As well as the organization will not be liable for damages caused to participants, volunteers or staff organization by any third parties.

 

7.- TIMING

Timing will be controlled with CHIP; therefore its use is compulsory. Different check points will be settled along the race and racers must necessary pass through them.

Runners not registered in the race or not wearing their bib number will not be allowed to enter the circuit as a way of defending the registered racers´ rights.

BOXES FOR MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON

Marathon and Half Marathon runners start will take place at the same hour and a start Boxes  system will be implemented based on the estimated time of arrival provided in your registration.

According to the data provided by the runners in their registration form, the organization will allocate a bib number corresponding to a certain Box.

Marathon and Half Marathon BOX 1 (RED)

Marathon and Half Marathon BOX 2 ( BLUE)

Marathon and Half Marathon BOX 3 (GREEN)     

 

8.- CLOAKROOM

The Organization shall have a cloakroom where runners can leave their belongings though disclaims any liability for loss or damage.

The Organization may request any participant to open their bags before depositing, to check the content thereof. Should a participant refuse to open a bag, the Organization may refuse to pick up the bag.

 

9.- COURSE, TIME CONTROLS AND DURATION OF THE RACE

The race will have a time limit of 6 hours. Those runners who don´t meet the time limit will be disqualified. This measure is applied for the sake of runners´ safety.

The whole course will be marked and organization staff will also be indicating troublesome spots.

The course of the race is 42,195 meters long which snakes through the town of  Murcia. AND IS APPROVED BY THE RFEA (Royal Spanish Athletics Federation) and FAMU (Athletics Federation of Murcia)

TIME CONTROLS

KM5   0:42:00  KM10 1:24:00  KM15 2:06:00 KM20 2:48:00 

KM25 3:30:00  KM30 4:12:00  km35 4:54:00 KM40 5:40:00

Athletes who do not meet the minimum time in each time control, will be out of competition and will be invited to withdraw from the competition.

 

10.- AID STATIONS

Within the course there will be aid stations supplying racers with fruit and liquids. IT IS IMPORTANT to throw peels, bottles and glasses in the containers set for such use: REMEMBER, NEVER ON THE FLOOR! Stepping on any peel could cause a slip and consequently hurt other runners.

 

11.- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Medical and health services will be allocated to take care of the participants during their performance if needed. The organization recommends all participants to undergo a medical examination before the race. By registering all participants accept the risk arising from sports activity, and declare to be in top physical condition to perform this race and to do it at their own risk. A document affidavit is to be downloaded from the web and handed over prior to collecting bib numbers.

Any athlete with previous or chronic health problems is obliged to provide written notice  to the organization prior the day of the race, so that their bib number can be marked with a red cross and have on it the name, address, telephone and suffering health problems. 

Physiotherapy and podiatry services will be available, only for the exclusive use of runners who have suffered some kind of injury. Physiotherapy service will not be used in any case as relaxing massage or discharge while the race is being held.

Medical Services shall be entitled to withdraw the participant in case of poor physical condition that may lead to jeopardize the participant´s own health.

IMPORTANT: In case of accident this situation must be reported to any member of the organization. The medical services of the organization will be the ones who to determine the degree of injury and start the communication protocol of injured. (The protocol will be indicated on the official website www.edpmaratonmurcial.com ).

 

12.- CATEGORIES

Male and female categories are the following:

 

 

CATEGORY

BIRTH YEAR

 

Limited mobility

 

1

SUB-20

born in the years 2001-2002 (18 years old on the day of the race)

2

SUB-23

born in the years 1998/1999/2000

3

SENIOR

Born in 1997 and 34 years old

4

MASTER 35

between the age of 35/39 (M35)

5

MASTER 40

between the ages of 40/44 (M40)

6

MASTER 45

between the ages of 45/49 (M45)

7

MASTER 50

between the ages of 50/54 (M50)

8

MASTER 55

between the ages of 55/59 (M55)

9

MASTER 60

between the ages of 60/64 (M60)

10

MASTER 65

From 65 years of age and above (M65)

Category by teams:

The teams will be formed by sports clubs or companies with at least 4 runners per team without distinction of sex. They will count in goal the first 4 arrival times.

Those who participate in teams will also enter the individual categories.

 

13.- TROPHIES

A finisher medal will be awarded to every runner who finishes the whole course. This medal can be customized after the race in the post-meta area with a cost of 3€.

Trophies will be awarded to:

The first three runners overall (male and female)

First three runners in each category (male and female)

Not collected Trophies will be considered refused and they can´t be collected once the trophy ceremony is closed.

Non-official classifications will be published as soon as they are available at an Information Board in the post-meta area. From that moment on, objections must be raised within 30 minutes of the publication of the results of category winners.  

Objections will be presented before the official judge/referee within 30 minutes from the first publication. If complaints are dismissed, a further appeal could be presented in writing to the Appeal Jury, including a 100€ fee which will be refunded should the objection be upheld.

Once the objections are solved, classifications will be deemed definitive and will be published on the official Web page.

The Trophy award ceremony to the first three male and female runners overall will start at 11.00, if possible, and from that time on, trophies will be awarded each 30 minutes.

 

14.- BIB NUMBERS COLLECTION

Bib numbers and Runner´s Bags collection place will be at Forus la Flota facilities, Avenida de la Marina española, 10, 30007

Any changes would be conveniently announced in the web page and via e-mail to each participant. Collection dates are the following:

  • Friday, 31 of January17:00 hours to 21:00 and  
  • Saturday, 1 of February:

- Morning: 11: 00 to 14:00 hours

- Evening: 17:00 to 21:00 hours

ON THE DAY OF THE RACE THERE WILL NOT BE BIB NUMBERS COLLECTION

Bib numbers shall be appropriately and visibly placed on the front side of the trunk during the whole race. 

Chips are included in the Bib number, so they can´t be folded or manipulated.

 

15.- DISQUALIFICATIONS

Runners not complying with any of the following regulations will be automatically disqualified

Not passing through the checkpoints.

Not completing the whole race track.

Altering or concealing bib numbers advertising.

Carrying a different bib number to the one provided by the organization.

Not wearing the original bib number allocated for this race.

Crossing the finish line without the bib number.

Not following the instructions given by the judges or staff of the organization.

NOTE: Runners not wearing a visible official bib number and/or official wristband will be removed from the race.

If a fake bib number is detected, the runner wearing it will be automatically removed from the competition, both registered runner and the impostor, not allowing to participate in the race and giving notice of the RFEA judges to veto it in other races.

Participants are not allowed to run accompanied by pets, or other people outside the competition, especially minors, for safety reasons. Any participant disobeying this rule may be disqualified for this reason, and will not appear in the final classifications nor will have access to any prizes.

 

16.- POST FINISH AREA

After crossing the finish line a post-finish area will be available only for participants. There will be refreshing stations, medical and physiotherapy services. Once a participant leaves the finish-recovery zone, they won´t be able to enter it again.

 

17.- DISCLAIMER AND DATA PROTECTION POLICY

In compliance with the provisions of Article 5, Law 15/1999, of December 13, on the protection of personal data, all race participants, by virtue of entering for the race, hereby state that they understand and accept these Regulations, Waivers of Liability, and Data Protection provisions. Should any dispute arise regarding their interpretation, that of the Organisers shall prevail.

The collection and processing of personal data, is intended for use in the registration of participants, and for providing information related to the EDP Murcia Marathon. The personal data provided, as well as images and photographs from the race day, will be used for the event promotion, as well as for the dissemination of the event news and the final race results in which the following details will be displayed: name, surname, category and nationality.

When you register, you declare that you have been informed of the terms contained therein and expressly consent that your personal data be processed for the aforementioned purposes. You can exercise the rights of access, rectification, cancellation and objection by writing to:. Club Murcia Challenge , Calle Peña Huertana S/N 30004 MURCIA

By entering the race, the runner hereby states the following:

“I take part in the EDP Murcia Maratón race on my own free will and I understand and accept these Regulations, Waivers of Liability, and Data Protection provisions, as well as I fully understand the difficulty of a race of this kind given both the distance run and technical considerations and I have read and accept the Race Regulation.

I hereby state that I have sufficient technical knowledge and experience and that I am physically and mentally fit to take part in the EDP Murcia Marathon 2020. I have passed all requisite medical examinations and that these have ruled out any disease, pathology, injury or other health problem that would make taking part in the trial risky. If my state of health changes, I solemnly undertake not to compete in the race.

During the competition, I shall do my utmost to help the Organisers prevent personal accidents. I also undertake to act properly and not to endanger my health or that of others. I accept the rules set out in the REGULATIONS FOR THE EDP MURCIA MARATHON 2020, security protocols and other guidelines set by the Organisers.

Furthermore, in the light of the foregoing I hereby assume that derived from any sports activity, accidents may occur, and I exempt the Organisers, sponsors, and/or other participating institutions of any liability for any accident or injury which I may cause to other participants or third parties. I also exempt the Organiser from any injure I may suffer before or after the trial, renouncing any legal action against said parties.

I hereby authorise medical services to provide medical treatment or diagnosis I should require.

I hereby authorise the Organisers to use photographs, videos, and any other kind of audio-visual material on me for advertising purposes. I accept publication of my name in the race classification, in the media and/or the Internet, renouncing any payment, compensation, or reward in this connection.”

The Organisers recommend that runners undergo a medical check-up before the race. By entering the trial, runners expressly accept the risk inherent in any sport.

 

18.- FINAL CONSIDERATIONS

The organization reserves the right to make changes to these regulations if it deems it necessary, appropriate or compulsory. Substantial changes or modifications will be communicated via Web and Social Media, as well as at the Runner´s Fair that will take place during bib collection.

All cases not specified in this Regulation shall be governed by the General Competition Rules of FAMU, RFEA and IAAF for this season.

 

19- CANCELLATION POLICY

The race will not be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, unless there is a risk to the physical integrity of the participants or there is a civil emergency situation. In this case, the organization will act at the request of the competent authority and sports judges.

The organization reserves the right to modify the route, in its itinerary, as the schedule as well as the possibility of making a postponement or suspension of the event for reasons of security or force majeure, without this causing cause for the claim of compensation or damages by the registered.

The race will be cancelled due to the following causes:

a.- For reasons of force majeure, and in case of cancellation up to 10 days before the date, the Organization will make a partial refund of the registration fees. The amount of such reimbursement will be determined to allow the Organization to meet non-recoverable fixed expenses.

b.- In case of cancellation due to security reasons outside the organization or in case of cancellation  of the race after start, no refund is contemplated.

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